Jan 25, 2023 | News Story

Announcing Cornell ILR's New Climate Jobs Institute

Wednesday, January 25, 5PM to 8PM: Please join us for the launch of Cornell ILR’s new Climate Jobs Institute! New York and the nation’s transition to a climate-friendly, decarbonized economy is historic and monumental. To avoid the worst impacts of climate change, we must accelerate our efforts to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions. At the same time, inequality – of income, wealth, race, gender, and hope – has reached epic proportions. Building the clean energy economy is an opportunity to create a fairer, more inclusive economy with high-quality jobs.

On January 25, 2023, Cornell ILR will deepen and expand its expertise and commitment to labor, climate, and equity work by establishing a new Climate Jobs Institute. The Climate Jobs Institute’s mission is to guide NY and the nation’s transition to a strong, equitable, and resilient clean energy economy that tackles the climate crisis, creates high-quality union jobs, confronts racial and gender inequality, and builds a diverse and inclusive workforce.

The event will include a panel discussion (including CLC President Vincent Alvarez) on how NYS can use the Inflation Reduction Act and the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Green Jobs Bond Act to meet climate goals while creating community-sustaining careers, especially for frontline communities. At 570 Lexington Avenue, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10022. Click here for more info and to register.

NYC CLC President Vincent Alvarez: “The launch of the Cornell Climate Jobs Institute comes at a pivotal moment, as our City and State embark on a historic transition to a clean energy economy. The research, training and education opportunities that the CCJI will provide will be critical as we invest in our renewable energy future, while advocating for strong labor standards, creating good union jobs, and building a strong and equitable economy for all New Yorkers."